What Is Vietnamese Food and how is it different from other world cuisines? Vietnamese foods are most distinguished by their emphasis on freshness. Fresh herbs play a major role in the food as they don't use herbs sparingly to flavor and garnish dishes.Vietnamese food features great emphasis on crunch, contrast, flavors, and textures that are combine to created dramatic effects and balanced flavors. Come to Saigon Restaurant and experience the flavors and freshness of our traditional and homemade Vietnamese dishes!!!